Ambition Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ambition

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I should have been smart enough to stay happy. But my ambition ruled my life.
~By Eva Gabor ~


My ambition is peace and perfection.
~By DeForest Kelley ~


At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
~By Salvador Dali ~


I wanted to be an outstanding player, that was my ambition.
~By Imran Khan ~


I've become a captive of my own ambitions.
~By Patsy Cline ~


Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
~By Horace Walpole ~


As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too.
~By Johnny Depp ~


It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


There are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
~By Giorgio Armani ~


What likelihood is there of corrupting a man who has no ambition?
~By Samuel Richardson ~


I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


His ambition is to be the spider in the World Wide Web.
~By John McCarthy ~


Whatever success I may have attained is due to the fact that since I was old enough to work at all, my ambition has never deserted me.
~By Anna Held ~


Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


I have been absolutely hag-ridden with ambition. If I could wish to have anything in the world it would be to be free of ambition.
~By Tallulah Bankhead ~


Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
~By Annette Funicello ~


Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
~By John Webster ~


Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
~By Timothy Leary ~


I can't sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.
~By Corin Nemec ~


Since we started, Chris and I had theatrical ambitions.
~By Neil Tennant ~


Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
~By Hamid Karzai ~


What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
~By Marquis De Vauvenargues ~


Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
~By Steven Brust ~


Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
~By Elvis Presley ~


I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.
~By Oliver Reed ~


Moderation is the feebleness and sloth of the soul, whereas ambition is the warmth and activity of it.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
~By John Ruskin ~


It would be difficult to have any unfulfilled ambitions because I don't have any ambitions. I've never been that kind of performer.
~By John Hurt ~


A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
~By Noah Webster ~


My job at Stanford is rather different from the ones I had held previously in that my own ambitions must take a back seat to the well-being of the students with whom I work.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
~By Rebecca Miller ~


We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
~By Barack Obama ~


The U.S. along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has an important role to play in containing North Korea's nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.
~By Zach Wamp ~


According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
~By Allen Tate ~


But we need to show that the EU can modernise itself, can adapt to the needs of its citizens, can take their views into account. That will be our ambition for the UK Presidency.
~By John Hutton ~


A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
~By Liberty Hyde Bailey ~


Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
~By Wilfred Owen ~


My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
~By Anjelica Huston ~


Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
~By J. M. Barrie ~


Before we got married, I had tremendous ambition. Once we got married and I started having children, then I just thought that that was my real life. Steve was definitely more ambitious than I.
~By Eydie Gorme ~


It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of "eternity"; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
~By James F. Cooper ~


I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
~By Eden Phillpotts ~


My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Time is the only critic without ambition.
~By John Steinbeck ~


Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
~By Muhammad Iqbal ~


Ambition can creep as well as soar.
~By Edmund Burke ~


My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything.
~By Ilie Nastase ~


The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
~By Willa Cather ~


At the beginning of the 20th century, the ambition of the great painters was to make paintings that were like music, which was then considered as the noblest art.
~By Brian Eno ~


Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.
~By H. G. Wells ~


Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
~By A. C. Benson ~


I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened.
~By James McAvoy ~


I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
~By Alan Hansen ~


Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


There has to be this pioneer, the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
~By Alfred P. Sloan ~


The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
~By Robert Burton ~


Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.
~By Bob Marley ~


My ambition was to stop waiting tables. That was how I measured success: finally, I was able to stop waiting tables, and I was able to pay the rent, and that was by being a stand-up comic. Not a very good stand-up comic, but good enough to make a living.
~By Graham Norton ~


The tragedy is that so many have ambition and so few have ability.
~By William Feather ~


My ambition is to have beautiful encounters, not to make money.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime.
~By Lee Atwater ~


Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
~By Jock Sturges ~


Ambition, in a private man is a vice, is in a prince the virtue.
~By Philip Massinger ~


Do you have any ambitions outside racing? My main ambition at the moment, whether inside or outside racing, is to become Formula 1 World Champion.
~By Kimi Raikkonen ~


I had found myself a new mission - and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
~By James W. Black ~


Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
~By Rachel Field ~


Ambition aspires to descend.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
~By Elihu Root ~


Ambition has but one reward for all: A little power, a little transient fame; A grave to rest in, and a fading name!
~By Walter Savage Landor ~


My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
~By Omar Bongo ~


The longing for peace is rooted in the hearts of all men. But the striving, which at present has become so insistent, cannot lay claim to such an ambition as leading the way to eternal peace, or solving all disputes among nations.
~By Alva Myrdal ~


It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me.
~By Franz Liszt ~


My ambitions were already very clearly fixed by the time I was 6 or 7.
~By Joshua Lederberg ~


The architecture profession has lost a lot of its integrity, especially in the USA. The general architect here has no scruples, no ambitions.
~By Helmut Jahn ~


Ambition never comes to an end.
~By Kenneth Kaunda ~


Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


Big results require big ambitions.
~By Heraclitus ~


The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands.
~By Placido Domingo ~


The left and the right live in parallel universes. The right listens to talk radio, the left's on the Internet and they just reinforce one another. They have no sense of reality. I have now one ambition: to retire before it becomes essential to tweet.
~By Barney Frank ~


Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
~By William Shakespeare ~


Public life is regarded as the crown of a career, and to young men it is the worthiest ambition. Politics is still the greatest and the most honorable adventure.
~By Pat Riley ~


If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself; his aim is so exalted that riches, office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
~By Bob Edwards ~

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